The Sheraton Suites Resort, Key West, Florida

The Blog has been focusing on food, of course, but it occurs to our large professional staff that you might be interested in great places to stay, as well.  That revelation came because in our after-Christmas trip to Key West, we stayed in a really nice place —  so nice that it inspired me to start writing up hotels when Nancy and I stay at … Continue reading The Sheraton Suites Resort, Key West, Florida

Good News for 2020 — Raleigh Barbecue is Taking Off!

Update:  My peripatetic brother, Jim, alerted me to yet another new barbecue place that will be coming to Raleigh– Lawrence BBQ.  It will be in Boxyard RTP, a still-developing cluster of new food and retail options in the Research Triangle Park.   I’ve thought of Triangle Park as the Sahara of food in North Carolina, and a good place to eat will be welcome there. … Continue reading Good News for 2020 — Raleigh Barbecue is Taking Off!

Breaking Pork News!

This just in:  A deputy with the Cleveland County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office pulled over and searched a tractor trailer truck that was driving erratically on I 85.  Nothing new there, but wait!  The truck was carrying barrels marked as containing raw pork shoulders and, the deputy, being from Western North Carolina, searched the barrels and found lots of raw pork shoulders and $3 million … Continue reading Breaking Pork News!

The Best-Ever Sweet Potato Recipe: Liza Tanner Boyd’s Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

Originally posted on John Tanner's Barbecue Blog:
Thanksgiving is upon us, and, as required by federal law, that means it’s time to make sweet potatoes.  Very sweet potatoes.  For most people, that means either sliced sweet potatoes covered with an incredible amount of sugar, or else a sweet potato casserole, where the incredible amount of sugar is blended in and the actual amount is… Continue reading The Best-Ever Sweet Potato Recipe: Liza Tanner Boyd’s Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

The Latest on Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Wilber’s was the stuff of legend before it closed, most foully murdered at the hands of the North Carolina Departments of Transportation and Revenue.  Wilber’s was must-stop on the way to the beach for anyone who loved barbecue, including people who had just eaten a big lunch with too many corn sticks at Parker’s, just 45 minutes up the road. This blog has been in … Continue reading The Latest on Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina